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Hundreds missing after mudslide in Snohomish County

Authorities are stating they have received over 100 missing person reports after a mudslide occurred in Washington.

The top of a house from peaks out of the mud after a mudslide March 22, 2014 in Snohomish County, Washington.
The top of a house from peaks out of the mud after a mudslide March 22, 2014 in Snohomish County, Washington.
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Mudslide in Snohomish County
Mudslide in Snohomish County
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A 1-square-mile area in Snohomish County was hit with a massive mudslide that took many homes with it.

An emergency response team was able to pull eight bodies from the scene, but there may be as many as 100 people still missing. Crews that were at the scene today told Fox News that there was no signs of life, which was devastating news after hearing people yell from the location on Saturday.

"It's very disappointing to all emergency responders on scene," said Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots.

The rescuers were not able to send anyone to rescue them as the mud was too deep. Some areas it was reported to be 15 feet deep.

Authorities are stated they believe the slide was caused by a recent heavy rainfall that made the ground unstable.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Snohomish County till Monday afternoon.